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Saturday, September 8, 2007


Haydock Park, Saturday, September 8, 2007

2.35pm £35,000 BETFREDPOKER SUPERIOR MILE (Listed) 1m


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BP= the best price at the time of writing

1)(7) 12/142 WINGED CUPID Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-05 Kerrin McEvoy
Runner-up in Group One Racing Post Trophy at two. Lightly raced as he missed his three-year-old season. Performed well at 10 furlongs on his last two starts but all his wins have come at this trip. Has to concede weight all round but is a class act and should appreciate the drop in trip. Fast ground is one imponderable as he has not run on it since his two-year-old days. BP= 4/1

2)(106) 540020 APPALACHIAN TRAIL Ian Semple 6-9-0-2 Tom Eaves
A winner over nine furlongs in a lesser grade but his best efforts have come over shorter trips than a mile including when runner-up in the six-furlong Group Three on heavy ground at Newcastle in June. Without usual blinkers but should appreciate return to a mile. Not the most consistent sort and likes Ascot. BP= 16/1

3)(2) 055605 AZAROLE Stan Moore 6-9-02 Jimmy Fortune
Group Two-placed at best but has not won since a handicap success at Nad Al Sheba in March, 2006. Form better than this year than the form figures suggest but he still has a bit to find.. BP= 22/1

4)(5) 4-3002 METROPOLITAN MAN David Simcock 4-9-02 Martin Dwyer
Unable to land a blow in Listed and Group races this term and failed to take advantage of a drop in grade last time. Trip and ground should suit and if he returned to the form of last year then he should not be dismissed. BP= 16/1

5)(4) 54-453 OLYMPIAN ODYSSEY Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-02 Frankie Dettori
Classy performer who was third to George Washington in last year’s 2,000 Guineas. Hinted at more to come when returning from an absence to take third in a weak Salisbury mile Group Three last time. Frankie Dettori opts to ride this one of the Godolphin pair. Consistent sort but has only won once in 12 starts. BP= 13/8

6)(1) 4115-0 SMART ENOUGH Mikael Magnusson 4-9-02 Steve Drowne
Looked a listed winner in the making during a progressive handicap campaign last season. When made all to win three at leading courses. Failed to land a blow when beating only one rival on belated reappearance at York on August 23 and has something to prove now. BP= 9/1

7)(3) 43-606 TELL John Dunlop 4-9-02 Ted Durcan
Narrowly beaten in Deauville mile Listed contest in 2006 but has been below par in three starts this year, including when well beaten behind Winged Cupid at Windsor in June. BP= 33/1

8)(9) 45-150 HARVEST QUEEN Peter Makin 4-9-00 Seb Sanders
Smart filly who landed a mile Goodwood Listed event in May and was not disgraced behind Echelon in Epsom Group Three next time. First start since when well-beaten at Ascot in July and this looks a tall order. BP= 16/1

9(8) 2111-4 CALDRA Sylvester Kirk 3-8-11 Neil Callan
Suffered a condylar fracture after winning a mile Ascot Group Three last autumn but returned with a fine effort when fourth to Pride Of Nation in a Group Three at Salisbury in August. Not much to find with Olympian Odyssey on that run and must be respected, although quick ground could count against him. BP= 4/1

It could pay to side with Godolphin’s apparent second-string WINGED CUPID who looks excellent value each-way.


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